Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Sunday, December 25, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dusty at Christmas

Our kitty Dusty, happy and relaxed on a lap at Christmas.

Dusty kitty at Christmas

Posting this link at Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow YellowsMacro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday (Christmas), Photo Friday, Camera Critters, and Pink Saturday. Thanks for your visit here first, and hope to see you again soon.

Share

Published Thursday, December 22, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Christmas cactus

Visiting my cousin recently in Philadelphia on a snowy day, I marveled that her Christmas cactus was actually blooming right before Christmas. I think I have a Halloween cactus at my house.

Two-tone magenta Christmas cactus blooms with snow outside

Connecting to Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Floral Bliss Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday (Christmas), Floral Friday, Photo Friday, and Pink Saturday. Thanks for your visit here first, and hope to see you again soon.

Share

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Winter Solstice

The light returns! Happy Solstice to my dear readers.

The sun’s light returns at the Solstice, and we rejoice.

Linking up to Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless WednesdayPhoto Friday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, and Pink Saturday. If you see only one photo here, please click on the words Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for a few more.

Share

Published Monday, December 19, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Winter sunset

I was at my brother’s house in Connecticut. He has a wonderful view of the western sky from his upper window.

Bare tree branches against a sunset sky

Posting this photo in Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Thursday Challenge (Everyday), Photo Friday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Texture Twist and Pink Saturday. If you see only one photo here, you might try the tag cloud at the lower right for some other themes and subjects.

Share

Published Thursday, December 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow clivia

This graceful flower is related to amaryllis and is a bulb. I saw it growing happily in mass plantings in Mexico in the early spring, and here it was in Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania in May.

Soft yellow clivia macro

Soft yellow clivia macro

Posting this link at Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow YellowsMacro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Bliss Wednesday, Floral Friday, Photo FridayToday’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Thanks for your visit here first, and hope to see you again soon.

Share

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Longwood Gardens indoor reflecting pool

Another view of the fabulous indoor pool at Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Flower balls hang over a ferny reflecting pool in a glass conservatory

Flower balls hang over a ferny reflecting pool in a glass conservatory

Joining Our World Tuesday, Water World Wednesday, Wednesday WatersFloral Passions Wednesday, Floral Friday, Photo FridayWeekend ReflectionsToday’s Flowers, and Pink Saturday. Thanks for your visit here first, and hope to see you again soon.

Share

Published Tuesday, December 6, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White dogwood tree

Last spring I was in Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia. Enjoy the light, as we are in our gray weather now, here in Seattle.

Huge old white dogwood tree in Longwood Gardens, PA

Huge old white dogwood tree in Longwood Gardens, PA

Linking up with Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Passions Wednesday, Floral Friday, Skywatch Friday, Photo FridayFriday Greens, Scenic Weekends, Pink SaturdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, and Our-Beautiful World Sunday (Peaceful). Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if you see only the one photo here. Thanks!

Share

Published Sunday, December 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

December bouquet

Snow is forecast so I went outside to grab the nasturtiums and whatever else showed some color.

Roses, orange nasturtiums, yellow winter jasmine, and a stem of dusty miller blooms on a sunny December day

Roses, orange nasturtiums, yellow winter jasmine, and a stem of dusty miller blooms on a sunny December day

Linking up at Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Water World Wednesday, Wednesday WatersFloral Passions Wednesday, Floral FridayOrange You Glad It’s Friday, Photo FridayToday’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2.  Thanks for your visit here first, and hope to see you again soon.

Share

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fuchsia basket

The photo archives of summer on a cold, dark and rainy December day yield visions of color and warmth. My hanging fuchsia basket was a good one!

Ruffled magenta and light pink fuchsia blossoms

Ruffled magenta and light pink fuchsia blossoms

Connecting to Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Friday, Photo Friday, and Pink Saturday. Thanks for your visit here first, and hope to see you again soon.

Share

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snow scene

It hasn’t snowed this year yet, but I thought I’d post this scene of my back yard from a few years back, before a house was built beyond the fence. Scenic to the max!

Snow on evergreens in the Pacific Northwest

Snow on evergreens in the Pacific Northwest

Linking with Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Wednesday Waters, Skywatch Friday, Photo FridayScenic Weekends, Pink SaturdayOur-Beautiful World Sunday (White) and Saturday Show Off. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if you see only the one photo here. Thanks!

Share

Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Summer hydrangeas

Seattle’s gray weather can start to get to me. Here’s a glimpse of summertime, some blue hydrangeas.

Lacy blue hydrangeas blooming in summertime

Lacy blue hydrangeas blooming in summertime

Posting this link at Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Passions Wednesday, Floral Friday, Photo FridayToday’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here first, and hope to see you again soon.

Share

Published Monday, November 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

I’m likin’ lichen

Lichen is so beautiful. How can you not like it? Like frilly gray flowers…

Lacy lichen on a tree trunk in the Seattle area on a wet November day

Lacy lichen on a tree trunk in the Seattle area on a wet November day

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Photo Friday, Friday Greens, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, and Saturday Show Off. If only one photo shows on this page, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more.

Share